I must say I am quite shocked at the price of airfare from the USA to Ireland. My travel agent has been checking prices for me lately and can't find anything under $1400 per person. Having never flown to Ireland before, I really wasn't quite sure what to expect, price wise - but this just seems really high. (It isn't as we're flying to Australia for pete's sake). Sadly our dates aren't flexible due to my husband's job.
Am I starting too early with trying to find tickets? Do fares usually go up or down on international flights as it gets closer to the departure date? Should I be waiting a while before buying my tickets, or is it wiser to do this pretty far in advance for the best price? Lots of questions, I know. This has put a bit of a damper on my excitement of planning our trip. However, we are taking the trip one way or another. I just wish I didn't have to pay out the nose for airfare.